Electronic Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc

Why choose this course

This degree mirrors the two-year masters programme that is common elsewhere in Europe and in the USA, with the aim of developing your professional skills for industry. High-performing students have the opportunity to find a professional placement or internship, enabling them to boost their CV by demonstrating industrial work experience not offered by the standard one-year masters programme.

What you will study

Our two-year MSc Euromasters programme is designed for electronic engineering students who are interested in gaining further qualifications in advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technologies, and enables you to choose from a wide range of modules offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The programme includes an enhanced project where students may have the opportunity to develop publishable or patentable work, as well as training in transferable skills including business awareness and management. The advanced taught technical content is in sub-disciplines of electronic engineering closely aligned with the internationally leading research conducted in the Department.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Full-time 24 months October 2018

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Partners

The MSc Euromasters complies with the structure defined by the Bologna Agreement, and thus it is in harmony with the Masters programme formats adhered to in European universities. Consequently, it facilitates student exchanges with our partner universities in the Erasmus Exchange programme.

A number of bilateral partnerships exist with partner institutions at which students can undertake their project. Current partnerships held by the Department include the following:

  • Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Universität Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Research

Students undertake an extended project within one of the following research centres during the second year of study in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

Alternatively there is the possibility to undertake a project on exchange at one of our Erasmus+ partners.

Graduate prospects

Graduates have high employability, particularly when they have undertaken a placement or internship, which can lead to a substantially enhanced CV.

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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module title Status Semester
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Optional 1
DATA & INTERNET NETWORKING Optional 2
FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING Optional 1
DIGITAL DESIGN WITH VHDL Optional 2
COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION Optional 2
RF AND MICROWAVE FUNDAMENTALS Optional 1
MEDIACASTING Optional 2
NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY Optional 1
SPACE DYNAMICS AND MISSIONS Optional 1
SPACE SYSTEM DESIGN Optional 1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND OPTOELECTRONICS Optional 2
AI AND AI PROGRAMMING Optional 2
ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION Optional 1
ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING Optional 2
ADVANCED GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL Optional 2
IMAGE AND VIDEO COMPRESSION Optional 2
LAUNCH VEHICLES & PROPULSION Optional 2
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS Optional 1
ADVANCED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS Optional 2
NANOELECTRONICS & DEVICES Optional 2
NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL Optional 2
OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING Optional 2
PRINCIPLES OF TELECOM AND PACKET NETWORKS Optional 1
SPACE ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMY Optional 1
SPEECH & AUDIO PROCESSING & RECOGNITION Optional 1
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS Optional 1
ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES Optional 2
SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING Optional 1
MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND WEB SERVICES Optional 2
RF SYSTEMS AND CIRCUIT DESIGN Optional 1
INTERNET OF THINGS Optional 1
SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS Optional 2
NANOFABRICATION AND CHARACTERISATION Optional 1
SPACE ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION Optional 2
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Optional 2
SPACE AVIONICS Optional 1
APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Optional 1
IMAGE PROCESSING AND DEEP LEARNING Optional 1
MICROWAVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES Optional 2

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

A full-time student must choose:
FOUR in Semester 1
FOUR in Semester 2
Students must not choose more than two FHEQ Level 6 modules in total.

Year 2 (full-time)

Optional modules for Year 2 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

EEEM054 is compulsory for mode with placement
EEEM053 is compulsory for mode without placement

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or a related engineering discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date Placement UK/EU fees Oversees fees
Full-time October 2018 £5,900 £15,200

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018/19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

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